DAVID HICKS (St. Thomas Academy) quietly led Long Island University to NCAA men’s basketball’s last tournament last month. While much was made about Minnesota natives’ participation in the tournament, Hicks was rarely, if at all, in the conversation.
The 6’-1” guard, who led St. Thomas Academy to a Class 3A third-place finish in 2006 while averaging 21 points per game, averaged 11 points per game while leading the Blackbirds to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1997.
The 102-87 first-round loss to the University of North Carolina ended a stellar three-year career in which Hicks was a starting shooting guard.
After earning all-state, all-metro, all conference and all-tournament honors during his senior season in 2006, Hicks attended South Kent Prep (Connecticut). The following year he enrolled at LIU.
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